Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Spot-backed Antwren (Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus)


Taxonomy

French: Grisin strié German: Fleckenmantel-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí dorsimanchado
Taxonomy:

Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus

Pelzeln

, 1868,

Marabitanas, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil

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Relationships with other species unclear. Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Venezuela (W & S Bolívar, Amazonas), E Colombia (E Guainía, E Vaupés, E Caquetá) and NW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Trombetas in NW Pará).

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 9·5–10·5 g. Long tail graduated. Male has black crown, long white supercilium, black eyestripe; dark grey upperparts with blackish patches, back... read more

Voice

Loudsong a somewhat short (e.g. 1·5 seconds) trilling rattle, intensity and pitch rise and... read more

Habitat

Canopy and subcanopy of humid, lowland evergreen forest, to 600 m. In Venezuela (Amazonas), most... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on insects, including orthopterans and lepidopteran larvae; probably also on spiders. Closely associated pair-... read more

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

Presumed resident throughout range.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Orinoco-Negro White-sand Forests EBA. Fairly common throughout most of its range. Region inhabited by this... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2018). Spot-backed Antwren (Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56745 on 14 November 2018).